Welcome to Red Rubber Inspirationals!
We are excited to bring you a weekly challenge that will focus on stamping and related techniques to inspire and enable you to create art!
Today's Inspirational is #131: Naked Stamping!
Deadline for submitting your projects is Wednesday, August 6th at 11:59 PM U.S. Central time.
Hi, this is Pam and I'm taking a turn at hosting this week. Once upon a time, there were rubber stamps, ink and paper. And that’s all a stamper ever needed until patterned paper and ribbon and brads and other lovely embellishments came along, and we collected them and used them on all of our lovely stamped projects. How could we not?
But this week I encourage you to return to stamping’s roots. I jokingly coined the term “Naked Stamping” back in 2007 during a challenge event on the Two Peas stamping forum, but it is more commonly known as “One Layer Stamping”.
Your stamping challenge, should you choose to accept it (and I hope you do!) is to create a one-layer papercrafting project with JUST stamps and ink.
What you can use:
> 1 piece of light-colored cardstock or other plain paper (without designs or patterns of any kind)
> stamps - at least one, but you can use as many as you’d like
> ink pads - as many colors as you want
What you cannot use:
> patterned paper or any additional layers of cardstock/paper
> anything other than your ink pads for coloring
> embellishments or embossing of any kind
> anything except stamps and ink!
If this is your first time playing along with us (welcome!) be sure to check out our challenge rules - you can find them HERE.
For your inspiration, I've created this card featuring a stamp from the Grand Medallions stamp set along with the sentiment from the All Things of Nature stamp set from Red Rubber Designs:
For my background I spread some Distress Inks on my kraft sheet and spritzed water over the colors. I then blotted and swiped my white cardstock through the color until I achieved the look I wanted. Once dry, I stamped the Grand Medallion stamp in Palette Cognac (twice) and again in Palette Burnt Umber. The sentiment is also stamped in Burnt Umber.
Kendra created this lovely card with an entirely different look, while still only using stamps and ink:
She used stamps from the Fancy Curls, Running Stitches and For Everything stamp sets.
Want to keep things simple, yet elegant? Lynda created this card with our Life So Big stamp set, using her ink pad to make the border:
I hope you are inspired to try some "naked stamping" and link up a newly created project to this post before the deadline - I'd love to see your projects!
Are you an inspiration?
Inspiration Projects - After each Inspirational, the Inspiration Team will choose three projects from those submitted via the link-up tool (below) which we think best reflect the theme of the Inspirational.
Each artist whose project is chosen receives a special Inspiration Badge they can display on their blog - and we'll showcase these projects each Monday following the end of the Inspirational!